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9-11 Suicide Hijacker
Means of Death
Date of Death
Sept. 11, 2001
Location of Death
New York, New York, United States
American Airlines Flight 11 Hijackers
Full Given Name
Waleed Muhammed Abdallah al-Shehri
Waleed Alshehri, Walid Alshehri
Age at Death
Date of Birth
Dec. 20, 1978
Place of Birth
Asir, Saudi Arabia
Narrative and Notes
One of the "muscle" hijackers on American Airlines Flight 11, which crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
, was also one of the hijackers on the flight.
Had begun university studies when he joined the plot.
He was the only muscle hijacker to take what may have been a cross-country surveillance flight.
Had a family member in the Saudi passport office who helped him and Wail obtain new, clean passports, presumably to conceal their travel to Pakistan and/or Afghanistan.
He was one of the first two muscle hijackers to arrive in the United States, on April 23, 2001.
The Shehri brothers' father is a leader in the Shehri tribe in Saudi Arabia.
Osama bin Laden asked him to tell Atta he preferred the White House over the U.S. Capitol as a 9-11 target, according to Ramzi Binalshibh.
The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Chapter 7.3.
The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Footnotes.
Photos (left to right): FBI; Government exhibit, United States vs. Moussaoui; Government exhibit, United States vs. Moussaoui
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